Teacher awarded £350,000 after pupil assault caused life-changing injuries – The Independent

Posted April 6th, 2023 in assault, compensation, news, teachers, young offenders by michael

‘The teacher in the East of England was left with a brain injury, loss of sight in her left eye and hearing in her left ear, bleeding kidneys, a damaged bladder and psychological injuries as a result of the incident.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2023

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Child sex abuse: Failure to report crimes to be made illegal – BBC News

‘People who work with children in England will be legally required to report child sexual abuse or face prosecution under government plans.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2023

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Teacher who lied that she had cancer and surgeons removed her eye banned from classroom – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2023 in cancer, deceit, disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who lied about having cancer and falsely claimed that surgeons had removed her eye has been banned from the classroom indefinitely.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2023

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Middlesbrough ex-deputy head banned over indecent images – BBC News

‘A former deputy head teacher given a suspended prison sentence for possessing indecent images of children has been banned from teaching.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2023

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Family wins settlement in claim over teacher’s asbestos cancer death – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2023 in asbestos, bereavement, cancer, compensation, families, health & safety, news, teachers by sally

‘The family of a teacher who died of cancer due to asbestos exposure at her school has won a settlement, prompting warnings that staff and pupils remain at risk in older buildings.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2023

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Maths teacher accused of misgendering pupil on religious grounds – The Guardian

‘A maths teacher “failed to separate the teacher from the preacher” when he allegedly misgendered a transgender pupil repeatedly and inappropriately shared his religious beliefs in the classroom, a misconduct panel heard.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2023

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College lecturer Zoe Griffith dishonest over grades, hearing told – BBC News

‘A lecturer who gave students grades without fully assessing their work has been banned from the profession.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2023

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‘Public interest’ does not confer standing in JR, High Court rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 31st, 2022 in judicial review, news, public interest, school children, teachers by tracey

‘The High Court will interfere with a public authority’s decision only if there has been an error of law, a judge has stressed in a ruling explaining the requirements for judicial review.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th October 2022

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Payout for sex abuse survivor who says Ellesmere College failed her – BBC News

‘A sex abuse survivor has been paid a substantial sum after claiming school staff failed to protect her when she was raped by her mother’s partner.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2022

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Parents seek legal action over school joining academy chain – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2022 in families, injunctions, judicial review, news, school children, teachers by tracey

‘Parents at an academy school which has hit the headlines over its culture of “fear and favouritism” are seeking legal action over plans for it to join a multi-academy trust.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2022

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Attorney general says schools do not have to accommodate children’s gender wishes – The Guardian

‘The attorney general, Suella Braverman, has said schools do not have to accommodate children who want to change gender under current legislation.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2022

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Report calls for primary school exclusions to be banned by 2026 – The Independent

‘Exclusions from primary school should be banned by 2026, a new report has said.’

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The Independent, 29th April 2022

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Teacher wins £850k settlement following classroom assault – Local Government Lawyer

‘A teacher who was assaulted by a student has been awarded £850,000 in compensation following a personal injury claim, his union has reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th April 2022

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London teacher awarded £850,000 after pupil’s attack – The Guardian

‘A London teacher has been awarded £850,000 in compensation after being punched in the face and kicked during a science lesson by a pupil with a history of violence towards other children and teachers.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2022

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Dance teacher who ‘bombarded’ boy, 13, with sexual Whatsapp messages after he asked her to stop is spared jail – The Independent

‘A married dance teacher who “bombarded” a 13-year-old boy with sexual messages has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2022

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Child Q: Black professionals urge education secretary to take action following strip-search – The Independent

‘The education secretary must take immediate action to tackle institutional racism within the education sector following the “dehumanising” strip-search of a black child in London, a collective of black professionals has demanded.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2022

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Review of mother and daughter’s murders could save lives, family hopes – The Guardian

‘Relatives want an official review of the killing of Laura Mortimer and Ella Dalby to spark better collaboration between police, social services and others.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2022

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Primary school teacher banned from classrooms after sending thousands of pounds to terror groups – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers, terrorism by tracey

‘A primary school teacher has been banned from teaching after sending thousands of pounds to individuals and groups linked to terrorism.’

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The Independent. 10th January 2022

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Vicarious liability for sexual abuse again: Hugh Kennedy – Law & Religion UK

Posted December 16th, 2021 in clergy, news, Scotland, sexual offences, teachers, trusts, vicarious liability by sally

‘In Hugh Kennedy against (First) The Right Reverend Paul Bonnici, (Second) The Right Reverend James Warren Cuthbert Madden and (Third) Denis Alexander [2021] ScotCS CSOH 106, the pursuer brought an action for personal injury as a consequence of alleged sexual and physical abuse which, he averred, he had suffered while he was a boarder in the mid-1970s at Fort Augustus Boarding School. The school, which was run by a Benedictine community, had closed nearly 30 years ago, the trust associated with the community’s Abbey had been wound up some ten years ago and the then trustees may have been discharged. The trustees at the material time were all dead. The pursuer averred that, nevertheless, the then trustees had held indemnity insurance in respect of his claim and he sued the two surviving trustees for the purposes of meeting his claim from the trust estate comprised of the (presumed) right of indemnity under that insurance [1]. He claimed that the third defender, Denis Alexander, a monk and teacher at the school, had been his principal abuser and that he had also been abused by two lay teachers, both now dead [2]. In July 2021, Alexander had been convicted inter alia of lewd and libidinous conduct against the pursuer [4] and sentenced to four years and five months imprisonment.’

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Law & Religion UK, 14th December 2021

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High Court upholds reprimand issued by education regulator to teacher who sent obscene response to job rejection email – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2021 in appeals, complaints, electronic mail, news, professional conduct, teachers, Wales by sally

‘An interviewee who received a reprimand from an education regulator after he responded to a rejection email with an expletive has lost a High Court appeal of the decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2021

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